Human Resource Management
University of Reading
Area of Study
Agricultural Business, Agriculture
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
OverviewModule Provider: AgricultureNumber of credits: 10 [5 ECTS credits]Level:6Terms in which taught: Spring term modulePre-requisites:Non-modular pre-requisites:Co-requisites:Modules excluded:Module version for: 2014/5Module Convenor: Mr Martin WagnerEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgSummary module description:Aims:This module aims to provide an understanding of human resource management, its main components, and their relevance to small and medium sized businesses.Assessable learning outcomes:By the end of the module it is expected that students will be able to:- Describe and appreciate the role of human resource management in successful management and how it differs from the management of other resources- Explain the main motivation and behavioural theories and assess their value to the motivation of staff- Develop appropriate reward systems- Evaluate the importance of the concept of management teams- Describe appropriate procedures for the recruitment and selection of new staff- Develop a staff training and development programme for a position in an organisation- Explain the role of staff appraisal and factors influencing its success- Describe and assess the factors that make for effective delegation- Understand how the key areas of employment law affect employersAdditional outcomes:Students will enhance their understanding of their own motivation and of ways of improving their own time management.Outline content:The lecture content covers:1. The functions of management and exploring human resource management2. Behavioural theories and their application to motivation and the design of payment systems3. The use of Belbin?s concept of team roles and other psychological tests for personal assessment and achieving high-performance teams4. Recruitment and selection, including interviewing skills5. Delegation6. Staff training and development7. Staff appraisal8. Legal responsibilites of employers and their practical implications for managersBrief description of teaching and learning methods:The module includes lectures, group and individual exercises in class and associated project work.Contact hours:SpringLectures 12Practicals classes and workshops 6Guided independent study 82Total hours by term 100.00Total hours for module 100.00Summative Assessment Methods:Method PercentageWritten exam 70Class test administered by School 30Other information on summative assessment:Formative assessment methods:Penalties for late submission:The Module Convener will apply the following penalties for work submitted late, in accordance with the University policy.where the piece of work is submitted up to one calendar week after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for the piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.Length of examination:A two hour examination paper requiring the answers to two questions from four.Requirements for a pass:A mark of 40% overall.Reassessment arrangements:By Re-examination in August/SeptemberLast updated: 8 October 2014
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